Yeah, as always in the NFL, there's always going to be a group of doctors that give you the thumbs up. Somebody is going to take him. He's too good not go. IMO, Allen is the ideal player to be a Cover-2 corner just like Ronde Barber. He can play CB or S in the nFL, but his best position is probably CB in the Cover 2 or as a free safety.
If he can remain healthy, he's going to make some team very happy.
BUt in truth, I doubt that his hip is degenerative. I just had a long convo with my dad about degenerative conditions, and frankly, the likelihood that this injury has been discovered now means i think it's just an NFL team spreading false information in hopes it hurts Allen's stock and he falls to them.
As my dad (who is a doctor) explained, it was degenerative conditions that ended Garrison Hearst and Bo Jackson's career. Also the fact that this is coming out nearly 2 months after the Combine, makes me even more skeptical. 32 different sets of doctors have basically poked and prodded him in teh time since, and it's now 2 weeks before the draft that whispers of his injury being degenerative are coming? You're telling me MRI results take 2 months to evaluate?
As my father explained, the degenerative conditions of Jackson and Hearst were very easy to spot as it cost them a lot of playing time due to rehabbing and neither were ever able to bounce back. As you may recall, Hearst suffered his injury vs. the Falcons in '98 playoffs on the first play from scrimmage.
The only way I think this report may be true is if the running of this 40 caused several problems afterwards with that hip. Only if he reinjured his hip after his pro day and since the condition has been discovered. But again, that's doubtful since I'm sure other doctors would have recognized the signs much earlier, and I don't think Allen's agents are that good to prevent any talk about Allen's injuries going public for 2 months, not in our current age where you can find every scrap of draft info at the click of a mouse.
"Vincere scis, Hannibal, victoria uti nescis" -- Maharbal, 216 B.C.E.